History of the Federal Judiciary


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Williams, Kathleen Mary
Born 1956 in Derby, CT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Daniel T.K. Hurley. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2011, and received commission on August 4, 2011.

Education:
Duke University, B.A., 1978
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1982-1984, 1988-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1984-1988
Chief assistant federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1990-1995
Federal public defender, Southern District of Florida, 1995-2011
Acting federal public defender, Middle District of Florida, 1999-2000

 

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